As Hurricane Gustav continued to batter the Gulf Coast states on Monday, Tropical Storm Hanna was upgraded to a hurricane.

South Florida is just inside Hurricane Hanna’s three-day warning cone, according to South Florida Times news partner NBC 6.


Meteorologists told The Associated Press that Hanna could hit anywhere from Miami to the outer banks of North Carolina later this week.


The storm could come ashore along the border of Georgia and South Carolina late in the week, NBC 6 reported on its website,

At 11 a.m., the center of Hurricane Hanna was located about 40 miles north of Mayaguana Island in the southeastern Bahamas, the TV station reported.

The government of the Bahamas issued a hurricane warning for the central Bahamas. A tropical storm warning remained in effect Monday afternoon for the southeastern Bahamas.

Pictured above is a graphic of the cone of uncertainty regarding Hurricane Hanna’s landfall.